Crassula Umbella Succulent species Crassula Umbella Succulent species
Crassula Umbella Crassula Weissii, Flabellifolia, Loriformis

Crassula Umbella

Crassula Weissii, Flabellifolia, Loriformis

Crassula Umbella is a beautiful succulent plant that grows to a height of about 15 cm. Its leaves are thin, which makes an umbrella-like structure. Its leaves have a margin with rounded scallops, with a smooth surface, and with a yellowish-green color.

At the top of these beautiful umbrella-like leaves structure, it produces yellowish-green flowers as well.


Key Features

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

    Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight.

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Grows in spring and summer

  • Non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Not cold hardy

  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

  • Propagation by division. offsets and leaf cuttings

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

    Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.

  • Zone 9b (Minimum 25 °F | -3.9 °C)

Details about Crassula Umbella "Crassula Weissii, Flabellifolia, Loriformis"

General Care for Crassula Umbella

The whole Crassula genus is easy to care for. But it suffers from mealybugs and fungal diseases. So whenever you cut any section, treat it with fungicide.

Watering

Crassula Umbella does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for other succulents plants. It is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.

Where to Plant

If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 25 °F (-3.9 °C), You should plant Crassula Umbella in a container. Because it is not cold hardy, so you'll be able to bring it inside in winter. Also, don't forget to use Best DIY Succulent Soil for the container.

This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Crassula 'Umbella'

Crassula 'Umbella' can be propagated by division, offsets and leaf cuttings. Propagating by offsets and leaf cuttings might be perfect for beginners, as it is easier.

Propagate by Division

To propagate Crassula 'Umbella' by division, simply dig up the plant and divide it gently into separate parts. Repot the parts in well-draining soil.

Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. Check out the last section for watering babies in watering succulents guide.

Propagate by Offsets

Crassula 'Umbella' produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.

Only give water when the soil is completely dry.

Propagate by Leaf cuttings

When cutting a leaf for propagation, try to gently cut as a whole. I.e. no part of the leaf should be left on the stem. This will increase your chances of successful propagation.

After collecting leaves, callous over for a day or two. Then place the leaves on a well-draining soil. Better to place the cut section, a little bit in the soil.

Where to Buy?

  • It's rare but try searching on Amazon

Pairs Well With

Crassula Umbella wine cup

 

Image Credit: Crassulaceae.ch

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